Former Officer Convicted of Murder, Sentenced to 10 Years in Killing of Botham Jean

Claud Mccoid

In September of final year, then-off-responsibility Dallas Law enforcement Officer Amber Guyger shot Botham Jean to loss of life in his apartment. Guyger claimed she entered the mistaken apartment, imagining it was hers, and mistook Jean for a burglar.

Guyger was charged with manslaughter in Jean’s loss of life, but a grand jury indicted her for murder. And this 7 days,¬†she was convicted and sentenced to ten decades in jail. Here is a appear at the conviction, and the controversial position, or deficiency thereof, of the “castle doctrine.”

Crime and Punishment

Guyger contended she was fatigued after a extended working day of get the job done, which brought about her to miss many alerts she was about to go into the mistaken apartment ? the mistaken ground, a vivid pink doormat ? in advance of shooting Jean, who had been having ice cream on his sofa at the time. … Read More